Watch the Boat Parade at Blue Moon Fish Co.
Enjoy this 41 year old Ft. Lauderdale tradition at one of the city's best seafood restaurants with the best view

There are other South Florida holiday traditions other than going to Santa’s Enchanted Forest and listening to DJ Laz’s remix of El Burrito de Belen.  Take a little break from the 305 this coming weekend to take part in a 954 tradition forty one years in the making.  This Saturday, December 15th, marks the annual Fort Lauderdale Winterfest Boat Parade where local businesses and boat owners decorate their vessels with countless strings of lights, blast loud holiday music, and take part in a procession that runs the length of the Intracoastal waterway.  The sight of dozens of brightly lit boats gently floating on the water is an unforgettable sight to see and one of Fort Lauderdale’s most anticipated events of the season.  Like any parade, getting a perfect view is key to enjoying the Boat Parade, and the best locales are those right along the water.  For a foodie getting into the holiday spirit, the best locales are not only by the water’s edge, but also offer the chance to have some great cuisine, like at Blue Moon Fish Company in Lauderdale By The Sea.

This Saturday, Fort Lauderdale’s favorite upscale seafood restaurant will be hosting a sumptuous four course prix-fixe menu, as well as its unparalleled views of the intracoastal, for those discerning palates who want a perfect view of the boat show paired with a perfect dinner.  Prices range from $150 per person for dock seating to $75 per person for seating at the bar and include an appetizer, salad, entree, and dessert.  The menu is as follows:


  • Hawaiian Spiked Tuna Pok 
  • Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail
  • Local Fish Ceviche
  • “The Big Easy” Seafood Gumbo
  • Prosciutto Wrapped Brie
  • Super Lump Crab & Crawfish Cake



  • Hearts of Romaine Ceasar
  • Fresh “Burrata” Mozzarella
  • Iceberg Wedge



  • Lump Crab & Corn Roasted Grouper
  • Pan Roasted Mahi-Mahi
  • Herb Roasted Salmon
  • Grilled Filet Mignon
  • Lancaster, PA Hormone Free Chicken Breastfig & Olive Rubbed Grilled Local Swordfish Sautéed Jumbo Shrimp & Garganelli Pasta
  • Lump crab & Corn Roasted Grouperpan Roasted Mahi-Mahi



  • “Crunchy Top” Jamaican Creme Brulee
  • Liquid Center Double Chocolate Torte
  • Caramel Cheesecake
  • Blue Moon Key Lime Pie


  • $150 per person for dock seating
  • $125 per person for patio seating
  • $100 per person for inside seating
  • $75 per person for bar seating

Limited space is available, and recommendations are highly recommended.

Blue Moon Fish Company
4405 West Tradewinds Avenue
Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, Florida 33308
(954) 267-9888